Pioneering Spirit has entered the Black Sea today in order to commence pipelaying towards the materialization of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline project. Pioneering Spirit is a specially designed construction vessel from the fleet of Swiss maritime company Allseas. At a length of 382 meters and a width of 124 meters, Pioneering Spirit is the largest vessel in the world, designed for deepwater pipelaying as well as the installation and removal of large oil and gas platforms.
After arriving in Anapa, Pioneering Spirit will start with preparatory work before deep water pipelaying. Audacia, another vessel belonging to Allseas, has already started pipelaying in the Russian coast earlier in May.